Forgiveness is often illogical and unnatural because you are confronted with forgiving an “unforgivable” act. Yet anger, blame and revenge only make your pain worse. Forgiveness is the only medicine that will relieve your pain.
Another person cannot cause you to hate or resent him unless that hatred and resentment is already within you. They are just showing you what you need to work on.
Maya targets your chanting because it’s your most potent weapon against her. To the degree you allow her to distract you from chanting well, you become malleable to her will.
Chanting is not just a process, it is a relationship. You and the holy name are together for two hours every day. If you are conscious of this while you chant, your chanting will dramatically improve.